Thursday, October 07, 2010

Peacock Orchids~WIP 2

A quick update on my progress. Poor quality photo but it's the best I could manage today. At least the colors are more accurate than the image in my previous post. There's still hours of work ahead so I may wind up having to set this one aside (it will haunt me)so I can start my Beach Babies commission.

I love Doris Joa's work (link) and hope to capture some of her style for the Beach Babies. I checked to see if she had a book out on painting figures, particularly children but I found nothing available so I'll be winging it. Under these circumstances I'd better get a jump start as it may take more than one try to get it the way I want it.


Jeanette Jobson said...

Its truly gorgeous Billie. One of your best so far I think.

I love the feel of hot sun and the shadow of the bug is perfect!

You've got a winner here!

Billie Crain said...

Thanks so much, Jeanette.:) I'm finding I like working larger, too. I love the impact it adds. I wanted this one to not only be about the flowers but also to set a mood of sorts.

Unknown said...

This is so beautiful! The shadows are great. I agree, one of your best.

Billie Crain said...

Thanks, Patty!